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Although details about the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor appeared in numerous episodes of Deep Space Nine (and a few times during the run of Star Trek: The Next Generation), there are several episodes which provided a particularly high amount of important background on the subject:

From Star Trek: The Next Generation

Ensign Ro

Not only does it mark the first appearance of the Bajoran people, but it is also the only episode dealing with the Occupation that actually occurred before the Cardassian withdrawal. None of the episode takes place on Bajor, but viewers are given the chance to see the harsh life of both a refugee camp and a resistance-cell base.

From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


Considered one of the best Deep Space Nine episodes ever made, "Duet" reveals to the viewer the intensity of the horrors and atrocities committed against the thousands of Bajorans occupants of Cardassian-run concentration camps during the Occupation. The parallels between the actions of the Cardassians against the Bajorans and the actions of the Nazis against the Jews become especially evident during the course of the story.


Necessary Evil

Told largely through flashbacks by Constable Odo, this murder mystery gave viewers their first opportunity to see firsthand the harsh conditions of slaves, ore-processing workers and other Bajorans who found themselves living on Terok Nor (the Cardassian name for Deep Space Nine) during the Occupation years.


Things Past

When several crewmembers of Deep Space Nine find themselves drawn into the past, viewers get the chance to witness in further detail the almost hopeless conditions in the Bajoran ghetto that made up a large portion of Terok Nor during the Occupation. The lack of concern Cardassian overseers had for justice when it came to the Bajorans under their jurisdiction plays an important part of the story.


The Darkness and the Light

Although none of the events of this story take place during the Occupation, recollections by Kira and other former members of the Shakaar resistance cell gives viewers valuable insights and understanding of what life was like for the Bajorans who risked, and often gave, their lives working to drive the Cardassians off their planet.


Ties of Blood and Water

An encounter with an aged Cardassian leads Kira to recollect how she, as a resistance fighter during the Occupation, chose to handle a time of personal tragedy. The scenes occurring during the Occupation take up only a small part of this story, but they give viewers a rare opportunity to observe the brutal realities for those who chose to take arms against the Cardassians.

Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night

A journey into the past for Kira shows another side of life during the Occupation by spending time with the Bajoran women who were forced to serve as concubines for the Cardassian officers on Terok Nor. The tale forces viewers to consider the morally gray areas faced by people living in an environment where the wrong choice could mean the difference between living in relative safety and living in constant fear.



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